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Goodnow Farms Putnam Rye Whiskey 77%

Goodnow Farms Putnam Rye Whiskey 77%

Weight: 55 g

Regular price $17.50
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Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

We use 55 bottles of Boston Harbor Distillery’s distinctive “Putnam Rye Whiskey” to craft this Special Reserve chocolate, giving this bar an intense whiskey flavor like no other! We start by steeping nibs from our award-winning Esmeraldas bar in whiskey for several days, which allows the nibs to absorb the complex flavor notes of the rye. Since chocolate and water don’t mix we then allow the nibs to dry completely before putting them in our stone grinders to create this incredible bar.For this bar we also fresh press our own single origin Esmeraldas cocoa butter. This exceptional step makes the bar exceedingly smooth & intensely flavorful… as well as truly single origin.

Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Single Origin Cocoa Butter (Esmeraldas), Rye Whiskey.

May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Peanut Free

Peanut Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

No animal products, and vegan sugar or alternative sweetener


Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Goodnow Farms

Goodnow Farms chocolate is handcrafted in Massachusetts. All the cacao they use is ethically sourced from small farmers and producers that Tom and Monica have met during their travels throughout Mexico, Central and South America. The cacao is carefully stone ground, and conched in small batches. They also press their own cocoa butter for each bar. They admired the concept of single origin bars and capturing the different taste profiles, and uniqueness through each bar. They discovered their love for real craft chocolate after visiting a vintage shop in Los Angeles. Tom and Monica officially created Goodnow Farms in 2016 but have been crafting their creations since 2008. The pair works hard to engage with the communities where they receive their cacao from to ensure farmers are fairly compensated and practice sustainable farming.

Cacao Region

Duarte, Dominican Republic

Duarte is a northern province of the Dominican Republic, named after Juan Pablo Duarte, the founder of the country. The province is located in the eastern portion of the Cibao Valley, and finds its economic base in both commercial industry & processing, and agriculture. Duarte grows over two-thirds of the Dominican Republic’s exported cacao, as well as ~60% of the rice consumed within the country; other crops include coffee, tobacco, and bananas.

Cacao Estate

Reserva Zorzal

Zorzal Cacao is an agroforestry project of Reserva Zorzal, a thousand-acre private bird sanctuary and 130-acre organic cacao farm in the northern Dominican Republic. Zorzal is actually the Spanish word for “thrush,” referring to the Bicknell’s Thrush, a migratory songbird which spends winters in the tropical forests of the preserve. Reserva Zorzal is even more unique in the world of cacao, as they have set aside seventy percent of the preserve’s land to be forever wild. They’re part of a carbon-offset project with thirteen other landowners, employ local wildlife monitors, and serve as a model for the integration of conservation & sustainable agroforestry. The cocoa trees are shade-grown to promote wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and all Reserva Zorzal cacao is certified organic.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
dimitrios f.

Excellent taste and aroma

Duncan S.
Rocking chair chocolate

Smell is interesting! I don’t have words for it. My closest non-words are “wheaty,” “yellow-green,” “fields,” “late spring,” and “Illinois,” but those are really inadequate. It evokes pleasant things without itself being pleasant? First melt: Has a dry, cutting sort of property, a little dusky in the back of my throat. I’ve tasted this sort of thing before, though I’m not precisely sure where. Sort of round and smooth as it gets going, like a polished marble sphere. At least a little reminiscent of the cask-aged To’ak … has a similar ghostly wet quality. Very soft and pliable on the chew, hardly cracks at all. I feel like I am not learning what whiskey is like. If this chocolate were a dog it would be a big golden farm dog, a year or two past its prime but not yet an “old” dog. Reliable, quiet, hardworking, a little bit slow. World-wise and weary, but not without joy. I definitely like this and want more. It mmmmmaaaaybe goes on The List (of my favorite chocolates), tho we’ll have to see if something else in the lineup beats it.

Laura M.c.n.F.R.

So smooth and chocolatey and this is the first whiskey chocolate that really hit the right chord for me. Well done!